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ERIC Number: EJ1179538
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1536-3759
Football, Recruitment, and Retention at U.S. Christian Colleges
Dougherty, Kevin D.; Dougherty, Ryan J.
Christian Higher Education, v17 n3 p139-150 2018
An increasing number of Christian colleges are adding football programs as a way to boost enrollment among men and ethnic minorities. No systematic study has attempted to measure these outcomes. We tested the relationship of football to percent male, percent non-White, and first-year retention at 125 U.S. colleges and universities affiliated with the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU). Our findings revealed that football at Christian colleges is associated with more men on campus, but not with more ethnic diversity. In addition, Christian colleges with football retained fewer students from first-year to second-year than did Christian colleges without football. We discuss the implications of our findings and offer suggestions for further research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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